LEEKBROOK STA­TION IS CHURNET CHAR­ITY’S 40TH BIRTH­DAY PRESENT

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To cel­e­brate the 40th an­niver­sary of its sup­port­ing char­ity, the Churnet Val­ley Rail­way has opened a new sta­tion build­ing at Leekbrook.

The tim­ber struc­ture, sim­i­lar to the orig­i­nal, was of­fi­cially opened on Oc­to­ber 14 – a week be­fore the CVR’s gala of Oc­to­ber 19-21, which marked four decades since the for­ma­tion of the North Stafford­shire Rail­way Com­pany (1978) Ltd.

The build­ing has cost £25,000, sup­ported by NSR (1978) Ltd as well as a Peak Leader grant of £14,700 and a fur­ther £7,300 from the Moor­lands Part­ner­ship Board.

It is ad­ja­cent to the 1872 NSR sig­nal box, which was re­stored in 2014 with sup­port from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund.

MIKE HADDON

Um­brel­las to the fore at the open­ing of the new Leekbrook sta­tion build­ing on Oc­to­ber 14.

JOHN HULSE

An­other ad­di­tion to the Churnet Val­ley Rail­way’s in­fra­struc­ture will be this bracket sig­nal, which orig­i­nally stood at Miles Plat­ting and has been ac­quired from the closed Brook­side Minia­ture Rail­way at Poynton, in Cheshire.

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